Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin
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Versiti Extends Blood Donation Center Hours as Community Responds to Need

Select metro-Milwaukee centers open additional hours Nov. 23, 24 and 26

By - Nov 22nd, 2021 03:16 pm

Milwaukee – November 22, 2021Responding to overwhelming community support in the wake of the tragic events in Waukesha on Sunday evening, Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin is extending hours at its metro-Milwaukee donation centers. November 23, 24 and 26, seven area locations will open additional hours to accommodate those in our community who are rolling up their sleeves to answer the call for lifesaving blood donations.

All blood types are needed, with type O positive and O negative most in demand. O positive is the most common blood type, while O negative blood is the universal type that can be received safely by all patients in emergencies when the blood type is not known.

Donors are encouraged to visit a Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin donor facility nearest to them and make an appointment today:

  • GREENFIELD: 7210 W. Edgerton Avenue
  • KENOSHA: 8064 39th Avenue
  • MILWAUKEE: 638 North 18th Street
  • RACINE: 1120 S. Sunnyslope Drive
  • WAUKESHA: 2111 Springdale Road
  • WEST BEND: 130 Valley Avenue
  • WAUWATOSA: 8733 Watertown Plank Road

To schedule an appointment to donate blood, call 1-877-BE-A-HERO or visit Versiti online at versiti.org/WI. As center staff serves donors responding to this urgent need, wait times may increase.

Donating blood takes about an hour. Anyone age 17 or older in good health who meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to give. Parental consent is required for donors age 16 to donate blood. Donors should bring a photo ID that includes their birth date.

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